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Chi Nei Tsang: Emotional benefits; improves blood, nerve lymph supply to a dozen major organs!

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

We all feel great after having a massage, especially those of us who are tending to the mind-body connection through doing a regular yoga practice. Some people report feelings of bliss after a massage, but is this type of healing or therapy really sustainable? Can it actually make a lasting impact and truly heal the body? Can yoga truly heal the body, or do we need to go a bit deeper and look at the core issues which cause us to experience pain in the first place?

Many people who are beginning their yoga or meditation journeys, may start out wanting to do yoga for flexibility or for overall health reasons. When a practitioner goes deeper than Yoga (and therefore deeper into the awareness of what the body and mind is trying to tell us), an awareness of needing to get to the emotional “root” of the pain, injury, or illness will occur.


In addition to yoga, a surge of interest has occurred in relation to a massage technique done only on the organs in the stomach in order to get to the emotional causes of deep rooted dis-ease. This kind of detoxifying massage comes from China, and is known as Chi Nei Tsang.

Also taught in Northern Thailand, Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient Taoist practice which gently (yet deeply) works the organs on all levels–physically, emotionally and spiritually–in order to make them work more efficiently and to heal unprocessed negative emotions that the person has repressed throughout their life.

Chi Nei Tsang literally means working the energy of the internal organs. In a systematic manner, the abdomen is warmed with oil prepared with palming massage strokes, and then worked from the right side to the left side. They finish by grounding the person with other massage techniques on the legs, arms and face. Organs and arteries are worked on deeply and sometimes painfully. When there is pain or transference of sensation, there may also be toxins that show up as a yellowing on the practitioner’s gloves. You will feel some areas of both hardness and softness, and may experience an inability to breathe followed by a deeper ability to digest life and all its nutrients upon completion of a session.

When a person’s abdomen is blocked, large, or hardened, multiple sessions are recommended. It is much easier to give a session to a yogi who has also done deep internal work on themselves, such as emotional release therapies.

All of the body’s systems–digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive –are addressed in a session. All emotion experienced needs to be processed on a physical level, and this is where discomfort can occur. In between intense times (such as the kidney point, for example), the the receiver may find themselves falling asleep.

It is important to emphasise that the Chi Nei Tsang practitioner neither treats symptoms, nor attempts to cure illness. Chi Nei Tsang addresses the whole person and can be of particular benefit to contemporary problems caused by stress such as sleep disorders; digestive disorders involving the liver, gallbladder or kidneys; nervous disorders such as anxiety and depression; and autoimmune disorders such as Lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Additionally, Chi Nei Tsang can help to speed healing from injury or trauma and is known for its healing and almost mystical work with endometriosis and fertility, or sexual issues for women and men.

In the Tao system, each organ is known to hold different negative emotions. For example: the liver holds anger, the kidneys hold fear and the stomach holds worry. When massaged intentionally, these lower emotions can be eliminated in the body, and a shift can come (at anytime) for the person who has received a treatment.

It is a system designed to precipitate change by bringing awareness to the internal organs. It also makes you more aware on the emotional level of the body, thus inducing the body to heal itself. Regardless of if your condition is physical or emotionally manifested, there is no condition that is not addressed. It seems to have a mystical quality of healing that many are seeking for optimal health and as an addition to a physical yoga practice.

Giving it a try, or learning how to share it with someone else, can definitely give you the experience or change in bodywork that you may be looking for. Its greatest benefits occur for people fasting or doing a detox. Be sure not to eat anything at least three hours before a session.

Shelby is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at New Leaf Natural therapies.
3 Meltemi Street, Manly West 4179

Madonna Guy
New Leaf Natural Therapies

0417 643 849
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Australia’s Healthy Weight Week 13th-19th February 2017

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

We all know that being overweight is unhealthy.  But many don’t realise the complete list of health issues that can come from being over or under weight … it’s all about how out of balance we are.  We can support everything to do with weight loss or weight gain – how long it takes depends on how out of balance we are!

For example, here’s a few crucial ideas and concepts:

  • Healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) is 20-24.99
  • Overweight BMI is 25-29.99
  • Obese BMI is 30-39.99.     (This is 20% more than highest optimal weight)
  • Morbidly Obese BMI is over 40
  • And yes, footballers and weight lifters are an obvious group who we would look at the VLA carefully, as they’re huge but not obese!
  • SUCKED IN your abdomen should be less than 32.5 inches / 82.55 cm for women OR 34.5 inches / 87.6 cm for men


Our VLA BioImpedance Screening shows us where your body is sitting.  But there’s more to it than that (what a surprise!!)  You can be a ‘healthy overweight person’ if your fat cells aren’t toxic and if your muscles aren’t marbled with fat.  But once the body is inflamed, it eats away at the muscle mass and creates fat tissue.  We would recommend our VLA BioImpedance Screening; Insulin Resistance Testing; and OligoScan to check this out.

Sarcopoenic Obesity:

This is where we are ‘skinny fat’.  Not enough muscle, too much fat.  It adds to how ‘out of balance’ we are.  You know you see young girls these days who have pale, marbled skin (as opposed to muscley).  They often (according to VLA BioImpedance Screening) are the correct weight and BMI but coming to us for low energy, poor immunity, inability to concentrate, cranky and hormonal!!  Well, problems associated with Sarcopoenic Obesity are:

  • less muscle mass, therefore less ATP (energy molecules).  The less muscle mass, the less cellular energy being created.
  • poor hormonal balance – we need a combination of protein (muscle); fats and nutrients to make hormones:  the body can eat away muscle mass to create hormones if our diet is deficient
  • hard to diagnose or recognise (if you don’t know a practitioner with a VLA!) since these people are often healthy weight.
  • we can also be obese (more than 20% of optimal weight) and have a huge deficit of muscle mass
  • if the COMBINATION of excess fat PLUS how much muscle you need to gain, adds up to 20% of your weight – you get the same health issues as being obese.

Obesity – 20% more than highest healthy weight

  • historically our bodies gain fat to keep us alive
  • therefore, it’s linked to survival
  • therefore, it’s linked to an overactive adrenal system; a slowed down thyroid system, poor liver and digestive function, inability to store fluid in the cells.  It gets to the point where even when life is good, the stress hormones being released (all the time) make it harder and harder to feel happy and optimistic.
  • abdominal/visceral fat particularly is linked to releasing AT LEAST 32 inflammatory hormones at all times!
  • abdominal fat constantly releases fatty acids into the bloodstream which overloads the liver and small intestines
  • these fatty acids make our body more acidic; are linked to mineral deficiencies; leaky gut and poor immunity
  • obesity increases the risk of all disease including heart disease; cancer; diabetes; dementia and stress
  • obesity is linked to anxiety, chronic illness, stress and insomnia
  • losing just 5-7 kg increases fertility by 10-20%

Talk to us about weight balance and what we can do:

  • Foundations of Health Naturopathic Programme to support weight loss/gain; detoxification; improvement of chronic disease
  • Fat Loss Programme / Fat Loss Testing Bundle
  • Kinesiology and Acupuncture for stress; sabotage and motivation
  • HCG Weight Loss Programme
  • Shake It Weight Loss Programme
  • Foundations of Health Testing Bundle

Initial Special offers:

  • Ask about our VLA BioImpedance / Insulin Resistance Testing Bundles
  • Ask about our OligoScan / Consult Combination specials (heavy metals and mineral levels)
  • Ask about us looking at a drop of your blood / consult combo
  • Ask about our special offers for your initial kinesiology or acupuncture or massage sessions…

take care,

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098
0417 643 849



Shorter rounds of HCG Rapid Weight Loss Process: losing 2-6 kilos is easy!

Monday, January 12th, 2015

I’m about to do a short round of HCG to shift 3.5 kilos….. it’s been a busy and delicious month!

I get the question about doing a shorter round of the HCG diet all the time:  personally I’ve done shorter rounds many times simply to shift a couple of kilos when life has been busy, I’m failing to exercise, I’ve had too many parties, meetings one after another – and they all build up. People with only 3-6 kilos to lose don’t necessarily need to do the full round of 23-4o days.  Brown fat builds up in times of stress, times of heavy calorie intake, low exercise times.

So can you still do the diet if you don’t have that much weight to lose? And what is the HCG diet plan for those shorter rounds?

Well to start off, yes, you can a shorter round no problem. I’ve heard from purist that a 26 day round is the shortest you should ever go. But I whole-heartedly disagree. First off, I’ve done shorter rounds, and I’ve never seen any issues with anyone doing a shorter round in the four years I’ve been helping people with the diet.

So yes, you can do a shorter round.

If you have, say, 4 kilos to lose what you should do is plan on about 20 days of the diet. So get enough HCG to last you at least 20 days. People who have a lot more weight to lose will lose 4 kilos in a week or so, but when you are so close to your goal weight you tend to lose a bit slower and it’s nice to plan ahead and not get caught without enough HCG drops.

Then just start your round as you would any round, do the 2 loading days, then on the third day you start the low calorie phase. Keep going on this phase until you reach the end of your round or you reach your goal weight. If you hit your goal weight on say day 15, then stop the drops on that day, do 3 days of the diet without taking the HCG drops to make sure it’s out of your system, then jump into the maintenance phase.

Once you are in maintenance you should still do the 3 weeks of maintenance. Yes, do 3 whole weeks even though you did a shorter round. You need to give yourself time to set that weight point so you don’t go back to your old weight. There is no point in losing weight if you don’t keep it off, so take maintenance phase seriously.

Now if you have say 2 kilos to lose, that’s probably not enough weight to go to the trouble of starting the diet. I did a round to lose 3.5 kilos but already had left over HCG from my first round so I used it up. But I don’t think I’d go buy more if I only had 2 kilos to lose:  I’d probably do the Shake It or Keto System over a couple of weeks.

One thing I do want to warn you about is don’t compare yourself to others while on the diet. Especially if you are so close to your goal weight. As I mentioned earlier, the closer you are to your goal the slower your weight loss will be. But that’s normal so just be aware of it. Also realize that you will get to your goal weight as long as you keep going and don’t quit. Quitting won’t get you to your weight loss goals. So just keep going until you hit that end result you are looking for.

We are well-trained in HCG protocols, issues and problems at New Leaf…   Phone consultations available.

3348 6098
0417 643 849

Why is Sugar, particularly Fructose, so bad for our Health?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Sugar is driving every metabolic disorder that is killing humans:  heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, dementia.

In the 70’s when heart disease and diabetes was on the rise, we were told that fat was the villain.  Companies, governments, medical researchers all around the world jumped on this bandwagon and now ‘low fat’ products – muesli bars, yoghurts, milks, drinks, chips – were better for you – with the idea that if a food didn’t have fat in it, it couldn’t make you fat!

However, take the fat out of food and it tastes awful, so they had to replace it with something – sugar!  Eventually sugar became the essential additive.  Foods then became low in fats, high in sugar which is so much worse for our health.

Imagine these ‘health foods’:

  • 98% fat free yoghurt – you might as well is eat lollies or ice-cream!
  • Real egg mayonnaise – the low fat variety – has 6 x the sugar that the regular one has
  • low fat muesli bars – often contain 20-40% sugar
  • The Heart Society actually recommended (in the 80’s) that high fat foods be replaced by:  hard candy, gumdrops, sugar, syrup, honey, jam, jelly, marmalade – in order to ‘control the amount and kind of fat, saturated fatty acids and dietary cholesterol you eat’.  Even now, the tick of approval, seems to have nothing to do with health.

So, in the 70’s and 80’s sugar was recommended, instead of fat, to keep up healthy!

Now that 60-70% of Australia’s population are overweight and obese, it seems that the low-fat diet we’ve been following for 30 years hasn’t worked.  In naturopathic circles we’ve been working against this for decades, however that ‘tick of approval’ from the National Heart Foundation, is what so many people go by for their health.

  • Many cereals such as Cheerios & Milo Cereal have up to 30% sugar – endorsed by the National Heart Foundation
  • The National Heart Foundation claims that the tick is ‘simply to help consumers find healthier options’ – how is 30% sugar a healthier option?
  • In the U.S. there’s been a 7 x increase in sugar consumption in the past 40 years – tomato & barbeque sauces, processed foods, hamburger meats, hamburger buns  – just about anything with a ‘label’ has added sugar, or sugar alternatives such as aspartame, which are equally deadly to our health.

Since the agricultural revolution – when grains became a major part of our diet – our carbohydrate intake has slowly increased – but never more so than in the past 40 years.  This leads to a constantly high insulin levels, which messes with our metabolism, and allows us to lay down fat in our bodies.  In fact, insulin is the main hormone which causes fat deposition in the tissues.

The higher the insulin, the more likely you are to store fat.

Now, if it’s subcutaneous fat, the type that stores just in underneath the skin, that’s not so bad.  Visceral fat, however, is deposited around the gut, intestines, liver and other organs – is incredibly bad for us.  Visceral fat releases ‘pro-inflammatory hormones’ which cause inflammation elsewhere in the body:  causing diabetes and heart disease.  It is possible to be lean, and metabolically unhealthy.  Around 40% of ‘thin/normal weight’ people are metabolically unhealthy with abnormal levels of visceral fat and poor insulin metabolism.

Professor Michael Cowley, an Obesity Expert at Monash University says ‘you might as well eat sugar as many of the health foods’ available today.’

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate made of two molecules:  glucose and fructose.  This bond is cleaved in the gut, before it’s absorbed.  It’s been shown that glucose drives the fat storage just in underneath the skin, whereas fructose deposits fat around the organs, like the liver, causing fatty plaques.  When you have excess fat around the liver, it messes up fat and insulin metabolism and you end up with Insulin Resistance.  This is when the liver doesn’t work effectively, so the pancreas has to release excess insulin.

Insulin Resistance also causes hypertension, changes in the brain that might result in altered brain function, altered cognitive function and even dementia.  It can increase cell proliferation which can cause cancer, it can cause vascular smooth muscle proliferation which can cause heart disease.

Professor Robert Lustig, Paediatric Endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, says that Sugar can also accelerate ageing:  if you had your fruit juice this morning, you are ageing 7 times faster!

When you ‘paint’ your BBQ meat with BBQ sauce, it browns the meat.  This ‘browning’ is happening inside your body as well.  It’s known as the ‘browning reaction’ and it causes cellular ageing.  The reason manufacturers add fructose is because is browns better, faster, quicker.  It’s why it’s added to bread (to brown the toast), sauces (to brown the meats) – it browns your insides better too!  If you had a glass of fruit juice this morning, you’re ageing 7 x quicker!

Fructose is mainly found in fruit, that’s why they call it fruit sugar.  Now, you might be thinking ‘how can it be bad for me – it’s fruit!’.  But if you had to have the entire amount of fruit that we would have used to make the juice, you would be so full you couldn’t eat the meal.  Juicing removed the fibrous pulp portion of the fruit – so you can take in a whole lot more calories without feeling as full, and it’s the fibrous pulp which balances the sugar/fructose portion of the fruit!

If you’re going to eat fruit, eat the whole fruit – because it’s the fibre that tames your insulin response to sugar.

Chronically high levels of fructose is not only toxic to your liver, it messes with the hormones that control appetite.  There’s a hormone in your stomach called ghrelin which controls your appetite – it’s the hunger hormone.  When your stomach is empty, the ghrelin goes up, tells your brain it’s time to eat.  Then you eat, and ghrelin levels go down, the hunger goes away.  When you eat sugar, fructose does not get registered by the brain as you having eaten, you stay hungry!

If you need support in finding out what you should (and shouldn’t) be eating – call us on 3348 6098 to make an appointment.  We find that many of our clients have issues with Insulin Resistance, dealing with Fructose, releasing ghrelin and so much more!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098


HCG Weight Loss Linked with Better Hormonal Control, Less Stress, Less Depression and Less Anxiety!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

HCG Helps with Hormonal Control!!  Lose 10-20 kilos in 40 days!

There’s a lot of interesting information out there about HCG.  We’ve been using it clinically for 2 years with VLA Bioimpedance Analysis Screenings & Insulin Resistance Testing and find it amazing.  It works correctly for long-term weight loss when the plan is followed correctly!  We also find that higher fat mass is linked with stress hormones so unexpected benefits include less anxiety, less depression and less stress!

There are many positive impact of HCG has on all of our hormones as our weight reduces.  When our BMI is over 30 our fat mass becomes the number one hormone producing tissue in our bodies – controlling so many things:

*  Supports fertility for both men and women – losing 6+ kilos can increase chances of falling pregnant by a whopping 40%.  IVF is only successful in around 5% of cases.  The combination of weight loss and IVF definitely improves outcomes for our clients.

*  feel good hormones – that’s why weight is directly linked with anxiety, depression, stress, frustration and irritability

*  Pain & Inflammation:  when our BMI is over 30 we are constantly releasing inflammatory hormones – our body then stores fluid to dilute these hormones.  Eventually it raises our BP and this can be the first indication of inflammation.

*  Weight is also linked to immune system issues.  When our feel good hormones are down and our stress levels are high (BMI over 30 does this) then our immune system takes its cue from the hormones and starts to shut down.  Like a petulant teenager, the immune system says ‘you don’t want to be here? me neither!’

*  Blood Sugar Balancing:  we’ve found pre-diabetic/diabetic clients can come off their medication (not Type 1) after HCG.  Because fat mass controls so many hormones in the body, insulin resistance is a huge problem upsetting sleep, energy, stress levels and other hormones.  HCG often takes people back into normal cholesterol levels as well as less insulin resistance!

*  Energy Improvement:  because fat mass increases adrenalin and stress hormones, it tends to switch off/down our thyroid and energy production pathways.  As the fat mass reduces energy generally improves – especially when combined with detoxification supplements throughout the process.

Always find out what supplements will be most appropriate for you throughout the HCG process.  Phone consultations available at New Leaf.

HCG Specialists at New Leaf Natural Therapies Wynnum, Brisbane 3348 6098


Madonna Guy ND
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Chronic Infection causes Chronic Disease

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Chronic Infection causes Chronic Disease:  since about 90% of the cells in our bodies are ‘bugs’ – parasites, bacteria, fungus, cancer – and the ‘particles’ of all of the above, it’s important to keep them working ‘for us’ instead of working ‘against us’.  Most disease, especially those of auto-immune conditions – are the ‘bugs’ definitely working against us.

It has commonly been said that the era of pathogen-induced infectious disease which plagued previous generations has passed, to be replaced instead with the era of lifestyle-induced chronic disease.  It may be, however, that the two are inextricably linked.  Instead of acute, ravaging infections which result in severe organ damage or death, it seems the more common type of infections today are simmering, low grade ones that promote inflammation, cause oxidative stress, damage mitochondria and, ultimately, drive chronic disease.

This relationship between low grade microbial infection and chronic disease was first identified in the 1950’s with the discovery of viruses as drivers of carcinogenesis, such as hepatitis B in liver cancer and human papilloma virus in cervical cancer.  Since that time, links have been made with infectious causes in conditions as varied as arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease, gastric ulcers, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, obesity and even cardiovascular disease.

80% of infections cannot be found in medical tests.  We use a combination of live blood screenings, urine tests, kinesiology testing and Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage to discover where infections may be lurking in your body.

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Keys to Consolidation in HCG Weight Loss Process, Brisbane HCG Specialists

Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Keys to Maintenance/Phase 3 on HCG:
*Maintain your weight.  Never allow your body to go higher than 8-900g higher than your end-weight at the end of the HCG process.  (I prefer to use the 2nd day AFTER the HCG drops are out of my system)
* Think healthy.  Fresh.  Home cooked.  Fruits, vegetables, proteins.  Slowly add cream, eggs, cheese, nuts, extra fruits, vegetables, protein choices.
*  continue no sugar or starch until end of phase 3 – these throw blood sugar out and may stop your hypothalamus from re-setting. You’re so close – trust the process.  These are grains, breads, refined foods, potatoes, pumpkin, corn, sweet potatoes for some people.
* add in 1 food at a time so that you can weigh the next day and see if any weight has gone on. If so, has something created inflammation?
*  have a kinesiologist?  Use them (or our kinesiologists) to find out if the foods you are adding into your diet are great for you, or upset your body.
* drink plenty of water – continue the detoxification process…
* If weight goes up 8-900g more than end HCG drops weight, do a Steak Day to reset the metabolism. It works a treat, the weight drops and back you go. If you don’t reset on the day of the weight-gain, you may not be re-setting your hypothalamus, even though you are doing the process otherwise…
*  Steak Day:  drink as much fluid, herbal teas, mineral water throughout the day as you like, and at night time eat the biggest steak you’d like, along with an apple or a tomato… and watch the weight loss the next day!!
Good luck!!

HCG reduces inflammatory markers in Bio-Impedance Analysis…

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Inflammation decreases during HCG: I’ve had clients who have struggled with weight for years, and HCG turns them around brilliantly. Did you know that inflammation and weight gain go hand in hand?
* BMI over 30 means the fat tissue releases over 32 inflammatory hormones (that’s only 20% more than optimal weight)
* Inflammation switches off feel-good hormones which can be crucial in helping us maintain our enthusiasm for weight loss
* Inflammation switches on the adrenals, cortisol which switch off thyroid (which controls our metabolism)
* Stress does all of these things and more…
* Inflammation is also the key to developing cancer, heart disease and diabetes… a great reason to get your BMI’s back in the perfect range…

Good luck and keep the faith. HCG works!

Detoxification During Fat Loss: Why?!?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Fat in our body is a storage unit.  Many people know that we store fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A & D, vitamin E and essential fatty acids in our fat and liver in our body.  So this is a good thing.  Fat also keeps us warm and gives us that glow of good health when in perfect harmony with muscle and a great diet and lifestyle.

As a storage unit however, fat is known to store many toxins.  The body insulates us from these toxins by storing toxins in our nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves), our liver, our bones and our fat mass.

We store toxins such as the following in our fat mass:

  • heavy metals such as aluminium, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead…
  • pesticides, herbicides and other food-toxins
  • preservatives, colourings, flavourings
  • stress hormones such as cortisol, adrenalin, noradrenalin…
  • pain hormones
  • drug residue – any drugs commonly taken such as pain killers, the OCP, anti-depressants etc
  • insulin (is your tummy fat getting bigger as you get older)
  • dodgy oestrogens & dodgy testosterones (the ones that cause mood swings, cancers of the reproductive tracts)

So, you can imagine when you start a weight loss programme, particularly a successful programme such as the HCG diet or the Shake It/Keto Programmes the fat loss will start (almost immediately) and these toxins will be released into the bloodstream to be eliminated.

In our clinic, in order to find out how you are coping with these toxins we may recommend:

  • ph testing – oral & urine to find out how well your body is coping with toxins through the whole digestive tract;
  • urinary indicans – lets us know how much dodgy bacteria your body has, therefore liver detoxification would be exceptionally dangerous at that stage;
  • live blood screening – lets us know how ‘leaky’ your gut is, stressed your liver is, whether toxins are running rampant through your bloodstream and more
  • kinesiology balancing to release heavy metals; to re-boot the brain after post-traumatic stress syndrome,
  • infrared saunas – we have 2 private rooms – infrared saunas penetrate 6cm under the skin instantly – this mobilises toxins from the fat tissue, blood stream, bone, spinal cord and releases them to be removed from your body…

So, fat loss WITHOUT detoxification can be very dangerous.  We have seen cases of people getting chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, migraines after weight loss without detoxification.  There are simple things you can talk to us about that will be safe, easy and effective to both lose weight healthily AND detox simultaneously…

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849 /

HCG Solution – effective solution to obesity!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Weight Loss Protocols at New Leaf Natural Therapies

  • HCG Solution
  • Shake It Weight Loss Protocol
  • Blood Group Food Intake
  • Balancing of hormonal & endocrine issues….
  • 3348 6098  talk to us today!!!

Published in NEXUS Magazine, vol. 17, no. 4, 2010
An amazing low-calorie dietary protocol that utilises human chorionic gonadotrophin
(hCG) is having enormous success for overweight and obese people and offers a way
out of the global health crisis.
by Sherrill Sellman, ND © 2010
450 W. 7th Street #1502
Tulsa, OK 74119, USA
A Costly Problem Worldwide
Look around. Notice anything? Our world is getting fatter…much fatter. Never
before in the history of humanity have such corpulent bodies walked the earth.
Overweight and obese men, women and children now make up the majority of the
population of most westernised countries. The USA (74.1 per cent), Australia (67.4
per cent),
New Zealand (68.4 per cent) and the UK (61 per cent), have the distinction
of being ranked in the top 25 most overweight countries in the world.1
The World Health Organization (WHO) now describes the prevalence of obesity as an
(Obesity is defined by percentage of body fat.

Women with more than 32
per cent of their weight from fat and men with more than 25 per cent are deemed
People all over the world are getting fatter than ever. Once considered a
problem only in high-income countries, obesity is dramatically on the rise in low- and
middle-income countries. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of an
emerging epidemic of obesity in the developing societies. In fact, the rate of increase
in obesity prevalence in developing countries can often exceed that in the
industrialised world. Indeed, the yearly rate of increase in overweight and obesity in
regions of Asia, Africa and South America is two- to five-fold that seen in the United
The statistics revealing the impact of this epidemic are staggering.
• Three quarters of American adults and nearly 24 per cent of US children and
adolescents will be overweight by 2015.3
• By 2030, over 86 per cent of American adults will be overweight or obese.4
• In America, obese people now surpass the number who are overweight.5
• One in 10 British children is likely to become obese by 2015.6
• In New Zealand, a 2006–07 health survey found that one in three adults were
overweight (36.3 per cent) and one in four were obese (26.5 per cent).7
• Excess weight has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1.7 billion
adults being either overweight or obese.8
• WHO predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015, and
more than 700 million of them will be obese.9

People are getting so fat that new categories have been created to define accurately
the growing fatness of people.
Once the term “morbidly obese” described a small
segment of the population, but beyond this is now the “super-obese” category.
Almost 500,000 Australians are “super-obese”, a fivefold increase during the past two
decades. The super-obese have a body mass index of 50 or more and weigh upwards
of 200 kilograms. It is predicted that the ranks of the super-obese will double in the
next decade.10
This current health crisis has created a growing panic around the world, threatening
not only to overwhelm health care systems but also to create excessive financial
burdens on governments. For example, the health cost of obesity in the USA is as
high as US$147 billion annually, based on a new study from RTI International and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.11 According to the latest research
published in The Medical Journal of Australia, the total direct cost of overweight and
obesity in Australia is A$21 billion a year, double the previous estimates.12
By far the greatest cost of obesity is its serious threat to good health. Obesity is
associated with more than 30 medical conditions including diabetes, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, coronary artery disease (CAD), strokes,
gallbladder disease and cancers of the breast, prostate and colon. The non-fatal but
debilitating health problems associated with obesity include respiratory difficulties,
chronic musculoskeletal problems, skin problems, osteoarthritis, gout, sleep apnoea
and infertility. Obesity puts more stress on joints, which explains why the majority of
joint and hip replacements involve overweight people. The toll to one’s self-esteem
and self-image is immeasurable. No wonder that depression and anxiety are more
common in overweight people.13
While the costs to health and to government coffers are enormous, there is a booming
business to be made out of this health disaster. The profits of the weight loss industry
are overflowing. The overweight population is very big business. Americans spend
over $59 billion a year on weight loss programs.
In 2007, Weight Watchers’ products
and services alone netted over US$4 billion worldwide.14
In an effort to find a solution to this problem, the latest trend is seen in the growing
popularity of bariatric weight reduction operations like gastric banding, gastric bypass
and variants of these stomach surgeries. Demand for weight loss surgery is soaring,
with more than 100,000 procedures performed annually in the USA.15 It is estimated
that over the next few years the total number of obesity surgery patients in the United
States will exceed one million annually. The average cost is $20,000 to $30,000 per
procedure.16 According to a University of Washington study, as many as one in 50
people die within one month of having gastric bypass surgery, and that figure jumps
nearly fivefold if the surgeon is inexperienced.17
What’s Really Going On?
Obesity is a modern problem: statistics about it did not even exist 50 years ago. Yet,
in just several decades the growing corpulence of millions of people threatens not
only their health but also the health of future generations. Fingers point at the
“obesogenic” nature of western diets and lifestyles that promote the increased intake
of refined, high-carbohydrate, high-sugar-ladened and nutrient-depleted foods as well
as physical inactivity.
But, something else is amiss. Our bodies, especially our metabolism, seem to be
going haywire.
The paradox of this overweight condition is that some people are
getting fatter, even though they’re eating fewer calories and exercising more.
Healthier dietary and lifestyle choices don’t seem to be effective in shedding excess
kilos. They once were, but not any more. So, what is the problem? If we are truly
seeking a solution to obesity, we need to look elsewhere. Traditional weight loss
theories and dietary and lifestyle approaches are falling far short of stemming the tide.
Societies are drowning in fat.
This is exactly what a brilliant British endocrinologist, Dr. A.T. W. Simeons (d.
1970), realised. And he committed 30 years of his life to seeking the answer to the
underlying cause of obesity.

Dr Simeons was a graduate of the University of Heidelberg Medical School in the
1920s. He chose endocrinology as his speciality, which in turn led to a fascination
with tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and leprosy. Simeons spent
several years in Hamburg, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases.
In 1928, he travelled to central Africa to study these diseases personally.
In 1931, Dr Simeons accepted a post in India, where he spent the next two decades.
While there, he developed the use of the drug Atabrine, which became and remained
for years a mainstay of conventional antimalarial treatment. He also investigated a
new method of blood staining to better observe the malaria parasite. For his work
against malaria, Dr Simeons was awarded the Order of Merit by the Red Cross.
During World War II, he held several important Indian government posts, conducted
extensive research on bubonic plague and also developed model centres for the
treatment of leprosy.
After India became independent, Dr Simeons set up in private practice in Bombay and
was frequently consulted by the government. Destiny, however, would direct him
toward a very different mission.
In 1949, with his wife and three sons, Dr Simeons moved to Rome, where he worked
on psychosomatic disorders at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital. He was
regarded as one of the top research doctors in Europe.
Although much of his early work was concerned with the infectious diseases malaria,
leprosy and bubonic plague, psychosomatic disorders were another of Dr Simeons’
As he travelled the world, Dr Simeons became fascinated with the condition of
obesity, which was a relatively rare condition at that time. His research would lead
him to investigate the links between endocrinology, obesity and psychosomatic

He studied every potential solution for obesity offered anywhere in the world. As
part of his thorough investigation , he researched the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal
glands, the pancreas, the gallbladder and over 100 other physiological functions. He
could find no direct correlation between obesity and these various glands and organs.
Dr Simeons finally concluded that the key to the obesity problem lies within the part
of the brain called the diencephalon, a complex of structures that includes the
thalamus and hypothalamus. It is particularly the compromised function of the
hypothalamus, he discovered, that is at the core of the problem.
According to Dr Simeons: “If obesity is always due to one very specific diencephalic
deficiency, it follows that the only way to cure it is to correct this deficiency. At first
this seemed an utterly hopeless undertaking. The greatest obstacle was that one could
hardly hope to correct an inherited trait localised deep inside the brain, and while we
did possess a number of drugs whose point of action was believed to be in the
diencephalon, none of them had the slightest effect on the fat centre. There was not
even a pointer showing a direction in which pharmacological research could move to
find a drug that had such a specific action.”18
While it was commonly believed that overeating causes obesity, Simeons found that
overeating is the result of a metabolic disorder
—not its cause.
Now that he had discovered the long-sought-after cause, Dr Simeons was in pursuit of
a solution. His “Eureka moment” came when he noticed that very thin pregnant
Indian women, although having a low-caloric intake while at the same time doing
demanding physical activity, delivered healthy full-weight babies. These pregnant
women could easily lose weight by drastically reducing their dietary intake but
without feeling hungry or in any way harming the child in the womb. After much
research, he attributed this phenomenon to the presence of a substance called human
chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), which is made in high amounts in a woman’s body
during pregnancy.
He also reflected on the rare medical condition of young obese Indian boys, known as
“fat boys”, who were cured of their obesity with daily injections of small amounts of
hCG: they miraculously lost their ravenous appetites and reshaped their bodies to

Dr Simeons wondered if hCG could assist in opening the abnormal, secure reserves of
fat in non-pregnant women and possibly even in men. Under normal conditions, these
abnormal fat reserves are almost impossible to access and are only released as the
body’s last survival strategy during times of extreme starvation. However, Dr
Simeons found one very interesting exception: hCG signals the body to mobilise
these fat reserves. At his hospital, he experimented with this approach, using daily
hCG injections combined with a very specific 500-calories-per-day diet. After many
years of working with thousands of test patients, he perfected his “weight loss cure
protocol”. The results were astonishing. Almost 100 per cent of his patients were
losing approximately one pound (0.5 kilogram) per day while on the protocol. And
they were only losing the most difficult and resistant form of body fat, i.e., abnormal
stored fat.
Was hCG the key that could safely and successfully reset a dysregulated
Importance of the Hypothalamus Gland
The problem of fat storage, which results in being overweight and obese, seems to be
related to the master gland, the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a collection of
specialised cells located in the lower central part of the brain, allowing
communication between the endocrine and central nervous systems. It is one of the
central elements of the brain and comprises the neuronal circuitry that controls
emotional behaviour and motivational drives. Without proper hypothalamic function,
the two systems fail to respond appropriately to each other’s signals.
The hypothalamus gland also produces secretions that are important to the
management of cardiovascular function, certain metabolic activities such as the
delicate maintenance of water balance, sugar and fat metabolism, body temperature
control, appropriate sleep programming, appetite and thirst responses. The secretion
of all hormones is facilitated by the hypothalamus. It is also involved in control of the
pituitary gland.
Hidden within the hypothalamus is a satiety centre that regulates appetite; it is
controlled by two chemicals that stimulate the surrounding hypothalamus to increase
metabolism, reduce appetite and increase insulin to deliver energy to cells rather than
to be stored as fat. Unfortunately, these systems can be easily compromised.
The endocrine system is an intricate “feedback” system in which hormones release or
suppress other hormones, controlling the way the body works. Balance is crucial
because an unhealthy gland could cause repercussions to cascade down into all parts
of the body.
It appears that our 21st-century lifestyle is a serious threat to a healthy, wellfunctioning
hypothalamus. An imbalance of the hypothalamus results in intense and
constant hunger, low metabolism, and accumulation of excessive and abnormal fat in
various parts of the body including the abdomen, hips, thighs and waist as well as the
knees, back and upper arms. This gland does not operate normally in people who are
fat. In fact, even the mildly overweight may also have an impaired hypothalamus.
The hypothalamus is adversely affected by stress and trauma, cycles of fasting and
bingeing, and a toxic diet of highly refined, low-fibre food contaminated with tens of
thousands of man-made chemicals and additives. However, there are even more
modern-day perils that take their toll. Toxic substances breach the blood-brain barrier
and enter into the hypothalamus and then into the pituitary gland, where they cause
dysfunction; for example, pervasive environmental oestrogen disruptors such as
nonylphenol (NP) and bisphenol A (BPA) have a direct adverse impact on the
According to medical researcher Robert O. Becker, MD, electromagnetic fields
(EMFs) also have an adverse impact on the hypothalamus. “The sites of the greatest
change—the brain’s hypothalamus and cortex—were cause for concern. The
hypothalamus, a nexus of fibers linking the autonomic nervous system, is the single
most important part of the brain for homeostasis and is a crucial link in the stress
response. Any interference with cortical activity…would disrupt logical and
associational thought…”20
Noted researcher Dr Henry Lai stated: “The added stress of continual exposure to
wireless frequencies from use of mobile phones and other wireless devices further
challenges the brain.”21
In less than 30 years, almost 90 per cent of the planet and its inhabitants have been
engulfed by continuous exposure to unrelenting EMFs and wireless technologies.
Perhaps our delicate brain, especially the major controlling centre, the hypothalamus,
has finally reached the tipping point from exposure to the many unrelenting toxic
substances, physical and emotional stressors, and 21st-century technologies.
With compromised functioning of the hypothalamus, fat will continue to increase
whether one eats excessively, normally or minimally. No amount of dieting or
exercise will ever cause the stored fat reserves to budge. The plain, simple fact is that
this gland does not operate normally in overweight people and probably is
compromised to some degree in most people. In order to release stored fat reserves,
increase metabolism and reduce unrelenting physical hunger, the hypothalamus must
be reset in both women and men.
Not All Fat Is Equal
There are three types of fat in the body: structural fat, normal fat reserves and
abnormal stored fat.
Structural fat provides protection for the body’s major organs and joints and is not
burned for metabolism. Normal fat reserves are spread all over the body and are
reused for fuel when the body is faced with immediate nutritional or caloric
insufficiencies. These first two types of fat are needed for good health.
Abnormal stored fat, or adipose fat, is kept in storage under the skin and around the
organs as a “spare fuel supply” for severe nutritional emergencies. In the obese
person, it tends to collect in places like the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees,
ankles, upper arms and neck. This is the fat that not only causes the body to be
misshapen but also causes other health problems.
Under normal dieting programs, the body will release structural and normal fat
reserves. It will also burn muscle and water. The very last fat that a supple body will
burn is abnormal fat reserves, since it is the body’s final survival strategy for a
severely malnourished body.
So, try as dieters might, all that bulging, distorting fat around the gut, hips and thighs
will never be touched. Instead, these people become gaunt, saggy and weak as they
lose their structural and reserve fat supplies…and further diminish their hypothalamic
Dr Simeons found that hCG keeps the structural fat and muscle intact while only
breaking down the abnormal body fat, using it as fuel and causing a person not only to
lose kilograms but also centimetres. With hCG, the body releases and transforms the
abnormal stored fat into 1,500–3,000 calories a day of energy and nutrition. The
more stored fat there is, the greater the daily fat loss.
Furthermore, Dr Simeons found that hCG maximises the functional capacity of all the
centres in the hypothalamus, including what he termed the “fat centre”, making it
possible for fat to be released from abnormal fat deposits and to become available as a
source of fuel to the body.
This discovery led him to write in 1954: “Someone suffering from obesity [who]
attempts weight loss through a low-calorie diet will first lose lean muscle tissue,
followed by protective visceral fat.” He wrote that “only as a last resort will the body
yield its abnormal reserves”, adding that “by that time the patient usually feels so
weak and hungry that the diet is abandoned”.22 This is the tragedy of those who
repeatedly attempt low-calorie diets that invariably fail.
Dr Simeons concluded that hCG, when reintroduced into the adult system,
recalibrates the hypothalamus gland—the part of the brain that regulates
metabolic processes. It helps unlock adipose deposits, making them available as a
fuel source when calories are not otherwise available, as when eating a low-calorie
diet. However, low-calorie diets cause the loss of lean muscle mass and structural fat,
while the hCG diet results in only the abnormal stored fat being released.
HCG to the Rescue
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is a substance produced in huge amounts by
the placenta during pregnancy. It is the biggest glycoprotein substance (not
technically a hormone) present in human beings.
After its discovery, scientists tried to find a name for this substance, and when they
observed that the administration of hCG helped to provoke ovulation in
experimentation animals, they named their discovery “gonadotrophin”, which means
that it has an action on the gonads (testicles or ovaries), and “chorionic”, because later
it was found that it is produced by the chorium of the placenta.
The word “hormone” comes from the Greek, meaning “I act through distance”, and is
used to describe substances that, produced in one organ, have actions elsewhere in the
body. Thus, testosterone, thyroid hormones, oestrogen and insulin qualify under the
term “hormone”.
According to Daniel Belluscio, MD, Director of The Oral hCG Research Center in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, who for most of his medical career has been devoted to the
study of the hCG method for weight loss: “…hCG has been found in every human
tissue, also in males and non-pregnant females. Investigators are very intrigued
regarding the presence of hCG, for example in lungs, liver, stomach, etc.”23
Dr Simeons developed a very specific protocol for the use of hCG along with a
precise dietary plan. The program must be followed meticulously. People who need
to lose 15 pounds (7 kilograms) or less require a 23-day protocol. And the protocol
can also be used for up to 40 days to lose 34 pounds (15 kilograms) at a time.24
When hCG is given in conjunction with a very low caloric diet, a condition is
simulated in the body, “tricking” it into acting as though it were dealing with an
emergency starvation situation. As a result, the hypothalamus signals the release of
stored fat reserves. Since about 1,500–3,000 calories of stored abnormal fat is
transformed into energy and nutrition, there is a safe but rapid loss of fat, over a
pound or more (0.5+ kg) a day (the more fat there is to lose, the more rapid the fat
More remarkable is the rapid resculpting of the body as the abnormal and distorting
fat reserves literally melt away, revealing a new contoured shape in the areas of the
body that have been most resistant to change. The abdomen becomes flat, the hips
and thighs return to normal proportions, and fat pads in the back, upper arms and
knees disappear. At the same time, the body becomes more toned and the skin more
radiant. As abnormal fat reserves are transformed into energy and nutrition, people
report an abundance of energy and rarely, if ever, feel any hunger.
The best thing about hCG is that it is undeniably safe. Remember, pregnant
women can experience high levels of HCG with no negative effects. The
small amount ingested during the weight loss program comes with absolutely
no adverse side effects.
The introduction of hCG is the key to Dr Simeons’s program. Normal low-caloric
dieting causes cellular metabolism to slow down, so in the long run the
weight returns while bone density and muscle mass decrease. By using hCG
with his low-calorie diet, extra fat is mobilised for energy and the rest is eliminated.
This low-calorie diet is vital in preventing the immediate refilling of emptied fat cells.
You benefit by preferentially getting rid of excess fat without affecting bone and
Other Health Benefits
It is now widely recognised that the main function of the fat cells is to act as a
reservoir of energy, as triglycerides, but it has also been implicated in the sex
hormones metabolism. The fat cell is one of the most metabolically active tissues all
over the human body, nearly tripling the blood circulation of any other organ.
As the body releases and literally dissolves excess fat cells, people notice many health
benefits. There is a reduction of inflammation, which is generated by excess fat, and
aches and pains disappear. Also, people report that their hip and knee pains improve,
since for every pound of excess fat there is 4–5 pounds of pressure exerted on hip,
knee and ankle joints.
According to Dr Simeons: “The most important associated disorders and the ones in
which obesity seems to play a precipitating or at least an aggravating role are the
following: diabetes, gout, rheumatism and arthritis, high blood pressure and
hardening of the arteries, coronary disease and cerebral hemorrhage.”25
People following the hCG protocol discover that their blood sugar and blood pressure
levels return to normal range, their moods and sleep improve, sugar and carbohydrate
cravings disappear, and their triglyceride and cholesterol levels normalise. However,
it is important to monitor these levels regularly, especially if you are on medication.
Always seek the advice of a medical doctor, preferably one who is familiar with hCG.
Perhaps the most significant benefits of the hCG protocol are improvements in the
metabolism and resetting of the hypothalamus. After you complete the program,
which lasts 6–12 weeks depending on how much weight you decide to lose, and make
the appropriate changes to diet and lifestyle, the new set point will hold. For people
who are obese, several rounds of the hCG diet will be necessary.
“Every disease has a beginning,” notes Dr Belluscio. “Those 10 pounds that someone
cannot seem to lose can also be seen as the beginning of a progressive disorder called
obesity. This initial stage may last a number of years. Although the disease is not
mature and the body may not be noticeably distorted, the dangers are clear. As the
body ages and the metabolism slows down, the pounds can naturally pack on,” he
warns. “Even at 10 pounds overweight, people are gambling with their health. Those
10 pounds signal the potential onset of hypertension, coronary artery disease,
diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer—all the increased risk factors that come with
Dr Simeons published his research in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet in
1954.27 As a result of his stellar reputation, his meticulous research and outstanding
results on thousand of patients, medical doctors around the world flocked to his
technique. Exclusive clinics that catered to the rich and famous were established
throughout Europe, and are still in existence today.
Yet, fearful of ridicule or more nefarious agendas from multinational corporations and
the medical orthodoxy that were not favourable to a safe fat-loss cure, Dr Simeons
was most protective and secretive of his protocol. While there have been detractors to
Dr Simeons’s work, some studies that have seemingly proven his protocol ineffective
were discovered upon further investigation to have been flawed in some manner.
Recent research conducted by Dr Daniel Belluscio has demonstrated consistent results
with hCG. Records show that his clinic has used the oral hCG approach on 6,540
patients to date. This reliable and effective method for obesity management has been
validated by appropriate double-blind studies.28
According to Dr Belluscio: “Results are not surpassed by any other modality of
obesity therapy.”29
HCG can benefit everyone. Whether you are struggling to lose a stone (over 6 kg) of
menopausal belly fat or are seriously overweight or obese, as long as you follow Dr
Simeons’s hCG program precisely, in conjunction with his specific low-caloric diet,
then success is guaranteed.
The tremendous successes with the loss of stored fat reserves, as well as the many
remarkable health benefits that accompany the resetting of the master gland, have
proven to medical practitioners and patients alike that this is an effective solution to
the obesity epidemic.
A Personal Journey on hCG
As with so many women, the mid-life middle spread snuck up on me. I knew I had
just emerged from two years of major life changes with their accompanying stresses.
However, I was not at all prepared for my doctor’s rather blunt comment. Rather
tactlessly, he said: “What has happened to you? You look like you are six months’
pregnant.” Now, I knew I had been carrying some extra cortisol-induced weight
around the midriff, but I guess denial is a wonderful thing. I really didn’t think I
looked that overweight. Stepping onto his scale ripped the veil of illusion from my
Whether we like it or not, the older we get the less efficient our body becomes at
detoxifying, maintaining a dynamic metabolism, balancing hormones and managing
blood sugar. All of these issues can add to ever upward creeping weight. Popular
drugs also play their part: HRT, antidepressants, statins and blood pressure
medications list weight gain as a side effect!
I have not been immune from this obsession with body image. There have been times
when I was thin, and times when I was fat. I dieted and fasted and cleansed and
starved and exercised until I was blue in the face! Over the years, I cleaned up my
nutritional regime. I basically ate a gluten-free, sugar-free, soda-free, processed-foodfree,
organic food diet. I exercised. I made the extra effort to manage my stress
levels. I took my nutritional supplements. I balanced my hormones (naturally). I
went to sleep at a decent hour (going to bed after 11 pm and getting less than seven
hours’ sleep increases weight gain).
I thought I was doing everything right, but my weight loss was stalled. I couldn’t get
it to budge. So it’s no wonder that my doctor’s comment was such a blow to my selfimage
and my fruitless efforts!
One day, a chance comment about a new kind of weight loss program changed my
life. I was introduced to hCG , human chorionic gonadatropin—an obscure hormone
that I had never heard of before.
I used to believe that the thyroid would help with fat loss. However, according to Dr
Simeons, that is not the case. In fact, the thyroid plays no part in releasing the fat that
causes us to be overweight or obese. This was quite a revelation to me!
Dr Simeons wrote in his book, Pounds and Inches: “When it was discovered that the
thyroid gland controls the rate at which body-fuel is consumed, it was thought that by
administering thyroid gland to obese patients their abnormal fat deposits could be
burned up more rapidly. This, too, proved to be entirely disappointing because, as we
now know, these abnormal deposits take no part in the body’s energy turnover—they
are inaccessibly locked away. Thyroid medication merely forces the body to consume
its normal fat reserves, which are already depleted in obese patients, and then to break
down structurally essential fat without touching the abnormal deposits. In this way, a
patient may be brought to the brink of starvation in spite of having a hundred pounds
of fat to spare. Thus any weight loss brought about by thyroid medication is always
at the expense of fat, of which the body is in dire need.”30
Are you sceptical of such a program? Who wouldn’t be. Most people have tried diets
galore, only to be disappointed in the end.
Dr Simeons’s original program required a doctor’s prescription to purchase daily
subcutaneous self-administered injections of hCG. There is also an oral form of hCG
and it, too, is only available on prescription from a medical doctor.
However, I learned that there is another effective hCG option: an hCG homoeopathic
remedy, taken daily as oral drops. Homoeopathy is a 200-year-old healing approach,
based on the emerging science of energy medicine that imprints the energy of a
substance without using the actual physical substance. The body is literally able to
read the information and create the desired outcome.
Homoeopathic hCG has the same effect as the medically prescribed hCG versions.
So, I decided to give it a try.
Using the hCG homoeopathic drops three times a day for 23 days and following Dr
Simeons’s protocol of eating specific foods in specific amounts for a specific period
of time, I embarked on this experiment. The best part of all is that this program
requires no specific exercise routines, expensive eating plans or special dietary
Now, for most of us, stepping onto a scale to weigh in is an extreme, masochistic act.
However, on this hCG program, it was closer to a religious experience. I would step
onto the scale in the morning and discover that a pound of fat had literally
dematerialised from my body overnight!
But it wasn’t only the fat: it was also the inches. My old clothes were literally falling
off me. I wasn’t hungry at all. My energy level was off the chart. Before my very
eyes, I saw my body transforming. The midriff disappeared and my hips and thighs
are the thinnest they’ve ever been since my 16th birthday—an accomplishment I never
thought possible. And wonder of wonders, my muscle tone improved.
During this 23-day protocol, I lost 15 pounds (6.75 kg) and two dress sizes! I have
since done another 23-day protocol and my total weight loss has been 25 pounds
(11.25 kg) and four dress sizes. And I now have a totally flat tummy!
The entire program as created by Dr Simeons requires 23 days on hCG followed by a
maintenance phase of another three weeks of a low-carbohydrate, low-sugar diet. The
complete program is required not only for fat loss and resculpting but also for the
resetting of metabolic functions.
The most impressive part of this program is that by resetting my hypothalamus and
metabolism, my weight has not varied by more than a pound (0.45 kg) in several
months. It appears that Dr Simeons was right. By improving metabolic functioning
on the hCG program, there is a greater likelihood that this new weight loss is here to
Since venturing into the hCG world, I have assisted over 200 of my patients on this
protocol. Every single one of them has been successful, even those who were
severely obese and had given up hope of ever becoming “normal”. Men seem to have
a fat-loss advantage over women; they are much bigger losers on this program.
However, the good news is that everyone can be a big loser!
Not only did my patients lose pounds and inches, they all gained health benefits: joint
and knee aches and pains disappeared, blood sugar levels returned to normal, blood
pressure was lowered, sleep improved, energy increased, skin tone rejuvenated and
food and sugar cravings disappeared.
It’s not often that a weight loss program can deliver such fabulous results. In fact,
there is no other weight loss program that I know of that can safely release long-term
fat reserves or reset the hypothalamus for ongoing weight maintenance.
Could the discovery of Dr Simeons really be the solution to the growing obesity
epidemic with all the accompanying chronic health problems?
According to Dr Simeons: “Obesity problems are perhaps not so dramatic as the
problems of cancer, but often cause life-long suffering. How many promising careers
have been ruined by excessive fat; how many lives have been shortened? If some
way—however cumbersome—can be found to cope effectively with this universal
problem of modern civilised man, our world will be a happier place for countless
fellow men and women.”31
I have no doubt that in our diet-crazed world of people desperately seeking solutions,
this is the ultimate program for fat loss and body-resculpting while at the same time
helping to rebalance the functioning of the master gland, the hypothalamus.
Fortunately for an overweight world, Dr Simeons’s discovery has finally offered a
safe, affordable and effective solution for this global obesity crisis.
About the Author:
Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a naturopathic doctor (Board certified in integrative
medicine), an educator, a women’s natural health expert, psychotherapist and
journalist in the field of women’s health. She is also a much sought after international
lecturer, the host of two weekly radio shows, and a senior editor and contributing
writer to numerous health publications. She is the best-selling author of Hormone
Heresy: What Women MUST Know About Their Hormones and What Women MUST
Know to Protect Their Daughters from Breast Cancer. Dr Sellman is a scheduled
speaker at the 2010 NEXUS Conference in Queensland, Australia, on 24–26 July.
For more information, visit http://whatwomenmust To see the complete
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